Patient Support Organizations

The organizations listed here offer a variety of services that include support, information, and advice to help your patients learn more about living with prostate cancer.

  • CancerCare®
  • Professional oncology social workers offer personalized care, and all services are free of charge. CancerCare provides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications, and financial and co-payment assistance.
  • Cancer Support Community™ (CSC)
  • Largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research, and advocacy.  
  • Malecare
  • Malecare provides technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce. Malecare believes that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their health and to receive care that meets their needs. They work in partnership with governments, institutions, and healthcare professionals to make this right a reality.
  • National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions (NASPCC)
  • NASPCC is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and mentor state prostate cancer coalitions, and to engage in awareness and education as well as public policy advocacy. As an alliance of participating state prostate cancer coalitions, we serve as a national voice in prostate cancer.
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)
  • The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world's leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. PCF is committed to saving lives and finding a cure for prostate cancer by funding medical research for innovative treatments, connecting patients, loved ones, care providers, and scientists to new developments and critical updates, and providing hope for men with prostate cancer.
  • Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI)
  • PCRI's vision is to provide insightful clinical research in combination with high-level educational activities directed at both the patient and physician, to greatly enhance outcomes for patients with prostate cancer everywhere.
  • Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC)
  • As a leading innovative organization, PCEC provides a vast array of services including improving access to treatment options, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, information on genomic markers and personalized medicine, and access to clinical research, as well as education and awareness for all stages of prostate cancer. Our mission is to save, extend, and improve the lives of men and their loved ones who are impacted by prostate cancer.
  • Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN)
  • PHEN’s mission is to eliminate the African-American prostate cancer disparity. It also aims to include advocacy efforts to increase the overall support and resources to wage a war on prostate cancer that will eventually lead to a cure for the disease for the benefit of all men.
  • ZERO—The End of Prostate Cancer
  • ZERO leads the fight to end the disease by advancing research, encouraging action, and providing education and support to men and their families.

Astellas and Medivation are not affiliated with and do not endorse any of the listed organizations or resources. The information provided by Astellas and Medivation is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace a doctor's or nurse's advice.

Important Safety Information and Indication

Indication

XTANDI (enzalutamide) is indicated for the treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).

Important Safety Information

Warnings and Precautions
Seizure occurred in 0.4% of patients receiving XTANDI in clinical studies. In a study of patients with predisposing factors for seizure, 2.2% of XTANDI-treated patients experienced a seizure. Patients in the study had one or more of the following pre-disposing factors: use of medications that may lower the seizure threshold; history of traumatic brain or head injury, cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack, Alzheimer's disease, meningioma, or leptomeningeal disease from prostate cancer, unexplained loss of consciousness within the last 12 months, history of seizure, presence of a space occupying lesion of the brain, history of arteriovenous malformation, or history of brain infection. It is unknown whether anti-epileptic medications will prevent seizures with XTANDI. Advise patients of the risk of developing a seizure while taking XTANDI and of engaging in any activity where sudden loss of consciousness could cause serious harm to themselves or others. Permanently discontinue XTANDI in patients who develop a seizure during treatment.

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES)   In post approval use, there have been reports of PRES in patients receiving XTANDI. PRES is a neurological disorder which can present with rapidly evolving symptoms including seizure, headache, lethargy, confusion, blindness, and other visual and neurological disturbances, with or without associated hypertension. A diagnosis of PRES requires confirmation by brain imaging, preferably MRI. Discontinue XTANDI in patients who develop PRES.

Hypersensitivity reactions, including edema of the face (0.5%), tongue (0.1%), or lip (0.1%) have been observed with XTANDI in clinical trials. Pharyngeal edema has been reported in post-marketing cases. Advise patients who experience any symptoms of hypersensitivity to temporarily discontinue XTANDI and promptly seek medical care. Permanently discontinue XTANDI for serious hypersensitivity reactions.

Ischemic Heart Disease  In the placebo-controlled clinical studies, ischemic heart disease occurred more commonly in patients on the XTANDI arm compared to patients on the placebo arm (2.7% vs 1.2%). Grade 3-4 ischemic events occurred in 1.2% of patients on XTANDI versus 0.5% on placebo. Ischemic events led to death in 0.4% of patients on XTANDI compared to 0.1% on placebo. Monitor for signs and symptoms of ischemic heart disease. Optimize management of cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, or dyslipidemia. Discontinue XTANDI for Grade 3-4 ischemic heart disease.

Falls and Fractures  In the placebo-controlled clinical studies, falls occurred in 10% of patients treated with XTANDI compared to 4% of patients treated with placebo. Fractures occurred in 8% of patients treated with XTANDI and in 3% of patients treated with placebo. Evaluate patients for fracture and fall risk. Monitor and manage patients at risk for fractures according to established treatment guidelines and consider use of bone-targeted agents.

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity  Safety and efficacy of XTANDI have not been established in females. XTANDI can cause fetal harm and loss of pregnancy when administered to a pregnant female. Advise males with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with XTANDI and for 3 months after the last dose of XTANDI. XTANDI should not be handled by females who are or may become pregnant.

Adverse Reactions
The most common adverse reactions (≥ 10%) that occurred more frequently (≥ 2% over placebo) in the XTANDI patients from the randomized placebo-controlled trials were asthenia/fatigue, decreased appetite, hot flush, arthralgia, dizziness/vertigo, hypertension, headache and weight decreased. In the bicalutamide-controlled study, the most common adverse reactions (≥ 10%) reported in XTANDI patients were asthenia/fatigue, back pain, musculoskeletal pain, hot flush, hypertension, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infection, and weight loss.

In the placebo-controlled study of metastatic CRPC (mCRPC) patients taking XTANDI who previously received docetaxel, Grade 3 and higher adverse reactions were reported among 47% of XTANDI patients and 53% of placebo patients. Discontinuations due to adverse events were reported for 16% of XTANDI patients and 18% of placebo patients. In the placebo-controlled study of chemotherapy-naïve mCRPC patients, Grade 3-4 adverse reactions were reported in 44% of XTANDI patients and 37% of placebo patients. Discontinuations due to adverse events were reported for 6% of both study groups. In the placebo-controlled study of non-metastatic CRPC (nmCRPC) patients, Grade 3 or higher adverse reactions were reported in 31% of XTANDI patients and 23% of placebo patients. Discontinuations with an adverse event as the primary reason were reported for 9% of XTANDI patients and 6% of placebo patients. In the bicalutamide-controlled study of chemotherapy-naïve mCRPC patients, Grade 3-4 adverse reactions were reported in 39% of XTANDI patients and 38% of bicalutamide patients. Discontinuations with an AE as the primary reason were reported for 8% of XTANDI patients and 6% of bicalutamide patients.

Lab Abnormalities:  In the two placebo-controlled trials in patients with mCRPC, Grade 1-4 neutropenia occurred in 15% of XTANDI patients (1% Grade 3-4) and 6% of placebo patients (0.5% Grade 3-4). In the placebo-controlled trial in patients with nmCRPC, Grade 1-4 neutropenia occurred in 8% of patients receiving XTANDI (0.5% Grade 3-4) and in 5% of patients receiving placebo (0.2% Grade 3-4).

Hypertension:  In the two placebo-controlled trials in patients with mCRPC, hypertension was reported in 11% of XTANDI patients and 4% of placebo patients. Hypertension led to study discontinuation in < 1% of patients in each arm. In the placebo-controlled trial in patients with nmCRPC, hypertension was reported in 12% of patients receiving XTANDI and 5% of patients receiving placebo.

Drug Interactions
Effect of Other Drugs on XTANDI   Avoid strong CYP2C8 inhibitors, as they can increase the plasma exposure to XTANDI. If co-administration is necessary, reduce the dose of XTANDI.

Avoid strong CYP3A4 inducers as they can decrease the plasma exposure to XTANDI. If co-administration is necessary, increase the dose of XTANDI.

Effect of XTANDI on Other Drugs   Avoid CYP3A4, CYP2C9, and CYP2C19 substrates with a narrow therapeutic index, as XTANDI may decrease the plasma exposures of these drugs. If XTANDI is co-administered with warfarin (CYP2C9 substrate), conduct additional INR monitoring.

Indication

XTANDI (enzalutamide) is indicated for the treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).

Please see Full Prescribing Information for additional safety information.

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Important Safety Information and Indication

Indication

XTANDI (enzalutamide) is indicated for the treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).

Important Safety Information

Warnings and Precautions
Seizure occurred in 0.4% of patients receiving XTANDI in clinical studies. In a study of patients with predisposing factors for seizure, 2.2% of XTANDI-treated patients experienced a seizure. Patients in the study had one or more of the following pre-disposing factors: use of medications that may lower the seizure threshold; history of traumatic brain or head injury,